Originally Posted by Brian Kinney
Yeah finally , the tweeters died on the Blades somehow. I'm still not sure how it happened but they've been fine for the last week or so since I had them replaced so I hope it doesn't happen again. Ok I'll try those and play around with it a little more.
I am still having a little trouble figuring out the SP3. I finally have everything running but there seems to be a lack of bass. From what I've read about the speakers I am using bass should be a strong suit. I am running the setup with out a subwoofer right. I am wondering if there is any settings in the SP3 that may be off. I read the review in Stereophile and he discussed things such as full range which may have an affect on the bass as well as speaker levels but I'm not sure how to adjust these and what to adjust them to. Any ideas? Even the licensed dealers out here in Calgary seem to not know enough about the SP3 to help me figure it out unfortunately.
I use to have trouble figuring out the SP3, but now I understand, and its logical. Basically, the SP3 is and HDMI, Digital and analog pre-amp. I know HDMI and digital is redundant, but with HDMI, you can access the new surround codecs or in some cases SACD. For both HDMI and digital, I set all my speakers to small and use a sub. You can set the speaker size and crossover frequency for each input for either HDMI and/or digital. If you are using a source with HDMI, make sure you press the HDMI button. If you are using digital (either coaxial or optical) make sure you press the digital button. You can also configure so that you can get a full range without a sub by selecting your speaker setting at large to get the lower frequencies. I believe your speaker go down to about 25 or 30Hz so this is important to you becasue you can play the Blades in all its glory. If you have any analog outs on a CD and/ or blu-ray player, I think you cann access the analog source for full range sound by hitting the source button twice. Or, if you have a source with a balanced output, you can connnect it to either Balance 1 or 2 on the processor and get a full range sound, but with the sub and if you hit the 2 channel button, you get a full range sound without the sub. The good thing is that once you configure each source, you won't have to touch them again. Hope all this makes since, and no, I have not proor read what i an writing because I'm at work.